MASTERS FISHERMEN BASS FISHING CLUB MEETING: 6:30 p.m., Café Lagrange, 635 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs. Boaters, nonboaters welcomed. Call Matt Yates (225) 278-3200/(225) 756-4591 Home or Roger May (25) 573-6406/(225) 665-1892.


WEDNESDAY EVENING BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, Maurepas. 2-angler teams, 3-bass limit. Weekly event. Call David Cavell (225) 937-0046 or Canal Bank Club (225) 698-9074.


LOUISIANA WILDLIFE & FISHERIES COMMISSION MEETING: 9:30 a.m., Louisiana Room, state Wildlife & Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.


FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS SERIES: 7 p.m.-midnight, False River, Public Landing, Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Weekly Friday night tournament through Sept. 9. fee $30 per boat/1-2 anglers. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.


51st ANNUAL EAST ASCENSION SPORTSMAN’S LEAGUE KIDS FISHING RODEO: 7-9 a.m., Twin Lakes Park (La. 74 at Interstate 10), Dutchtown. Youngsters ages 2-12. 6:30 a.m. registration. No fee. Must furnish own tackle. Must use live crickets, worms. EASL membership not required. Hot dogs, soft drinks provided. Door prizes. Call Carlton Savoy (225) 910-3020 or Ryan Schilling (225) 413-9193.

YOUNGLIFE SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hunter’s Run gun Club, Port Allen. 100 targets, Fee $125/gun; $625/team. Lunch included. Sponsorships available. Call YoungLife (225) 389-0111. Email: younglifebr@gmail.com

MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR .223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Email Lanny Russell: xmeister@cox.net. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com


ST. JAMES BOAT CLUB JUNIOR CHOUPIQUE RODEO: 9 a.m.-noon, St. James Boat Club, U.S. 61, south of Sorrento. Open to ages 1-15. Fee 25 cents. Bank fishing only. Call St. James Boat Club (225) 869-8966.


AUG. 8-RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Room, Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, Quail Drive, Baton Rouge. Call Dan Weber (225) 892-4352. Website: www.rsff.org

AUG. 13-18th ANNUAL PELICAN STATE FRIENDS OF THE NRA BANQUET: 6 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge. Benefits youth shooting sports & education programs. Call Dan Calvert (225) 328-6948.

AUG. 14-HIGH POWER BENCHREST MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 100-yard match. Email Joe Bougard: jdbougard@att.net. Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com


AUG. 13-DUCKS UNLIIMITED GREENWING DAY: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Bear Creek on the Bayou Kennels, 9481 John Thomas Lane, Slaughter. Gun/boating/ATV safety, duck calling, hunter education, decoy carving, retrievers, kayaks, fly fishing & fly tying. Fee $15/youths includes DU membership & lunch. $5 adults. Call Barry Hanks (225) 572-1886 or Steve Riggins (225) 324-6948.

AUG. 13-AMERICA BOATING SAFETY CLASS: 9 a.m., Conference Room, Cabela’s, Gonzales. No fee. Presented by Flotilla 4-10, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. $25 for course materials. State boating-course certificate class. Call Greg Norton (225) 776-3530.

AUG. 13-WHEELIN’ SPORTSMEN BANQUET: 6 p.m., Youngsville Center, 727 Young St. Youngsville. Tickets $45, $500 tables. Auctions, raffles, door prizes, dinner. Donations accepted. Call Gene Thibodeaux (337) 254-8195 or Donna Thibodeaux (337) 254-8194.

AUG. 18-CCA LOUISIANA, WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, Plaquemine. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Geri Lynne Gilbert (225) 776-7112 or Jesse Thompson (225) 776-3831.

AUG. 25-CCA LOUISIANA, SUGAR CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Cade Community Center, St. Martinville. Tickets $60, $30 spouse, $25 17-under. Dinner, auctions. Call Julie Grunewald (225) 952-9200.

AUG. 27-10th ANNUAL THE OAKS KIWANIS KLAYS: 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shooting, Riverside Lodge Skeet & Sporting Clays, 52400 La. 16, Denham Springs. 100-target sporting clays tournament. Shells, breakfast, lunch included. Fee $125/shooter, $150 after Aug. 15. Call Bob Blanchard (225) 806-3900. Website: www.theoakskiwanis.org


STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO-S.T.A.R.: Summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several specie categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Through Labor Day. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.

GEAUX FISH: Through Sept. 5. Cash prizes up to $250,000 & other noncash prizes for 50 specially tagged speckled trout along Louisiana coast. Sponsored by La. Charter Boat Association. No fee. Registration & valid fishing license required. Website: www.GeauxFish2011.com


The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has an up-to-date schedule for state parks and historic sites. Website: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/icalendar.aspx

Due to budget cuts, state parks’ entrance hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 a.m. for parks with boat launches, a 7 a.m. for parks without boat launches.

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